Photo courtesy of Filson
Outfitter to the Great Klondike Gold Rush, this Seattle-based company supplied stampeders with boots, sleeping bags, Mackinaw wool blankets, and rugged attire made from water-repellent Tin Cloth. "Our materials are the very best obtainable, for we know that the best is none too good and that quality is of vital importance," explained founder C. C. Filson. His legacy lives on with exquisite craftsmanship and a lifetime guarantee for each item, right down to the 100 percent virgin-wool dog coat. Stop into the 6,000-square-foot SoDo flagship store—treasured by local "lumbersexuals"—for limited-edition finds not available elsewhere.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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1741 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm